It’s the news we all knew was coming, but had never been confirmed by Netflix.
It was a done deal when the show was missing from Foxtel’s 2015 Upfronts.
Now the next question is: when?
House of Cards premieres in the US on February 27th. Netflix has not confirmed its Australian launch date but there is speculation it will be March 31st. A price is also not confirmed.
Launch titles will include Bloodline, Marco Polo, BoJack Horseman, All Hail King Julien, plus upcoming titles Daredevil, Sense8, Grace and Frankie, Virunga, Mission Blue, Uganda Be Kidding Me from Chelsea Handler, and Jim Jeffries’ Bare.
Orange is the New Black remains with Foxtel.
Chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, says Netflix is also keen for Australian commissions.
“[Australian production] is attractive; you have a great production infrastructure, a great creative history, particularly in comedy, of making great shows,” he told Fairfax.
“We will definitely produce in Australia at some point.”